This article explores the lives of women who have chosen to remain single. Findings are shared from a study of 25 women ages 36 to 83 that indicated they were happy and had satisfying life work and strong attachments to their families, friends, and communities. Factors that influence unmarried women's decision to stay single are identified and the absence of a common pattern among unmarried women is noted. The disadvantages of being single are also discussed.
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When the Ring Doesn't Fit?